On top of roof and window,
Those boys stood up to fight,
‘Til the burning of the cottage
And no escape in sight.
On our vacation in Ireland in June 2015 we took the boat trip out to Spike Island in Cobh harbor in Co. Cork. Cobh is famous as last port of call of the Titanic. Spike Island is most often mentioned in Irish history as a place where many Irish political prisoners were held over the years. Cobh was a major port…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
One hundred and one years ago today, 14 people from Addergoole Parish, County Mayo, left for America from Queenstown (today known as Cobh) on the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Only three would survive.
These emigrants are still remembered by relatives each April with an early morning ceremony in Lahardane, County…Continue
HOME TO IRELAND
(Frank McCaughey and his sisters Mary Beth and Anne brought their father’s remains home to Ireland last year.
Frank wrote about the experience and it is reprinted here with his permission.)